St Mary of the Valley

(Monroe, WA, Fr Phil Bloom, Pastor since July 2009)

November 2015

XV of Rocio, Nov 28

Dedication Prayer

Arturo as principal escort (and lector)

Parents Arturo Resendiz & Raquel

Padrinos Alfredo Resendiz & Lucia


Baptism, Confirmation & First Eucharist of Zac, Nov. 22

World Youth Day Bake Sale

Fall Clean-Up, Nov. 21


Margarito & Pepe

Adrian & Joey

Pepe & helper

Juan Gonzalez trimming tree

Efrain & Martin


Dwight with David & Juan

Juan, David, Kelly, Rosie Cotton, Micah, Luke & Caleb

Jim Bloss & Rosie Cotton

Jim McDaniel w/ RC


Kelly & Veronica - and RC

Veronica & Fr B


Bill & Dwight

with light fixtures exchanged


Baptisms, Nov 21

Alison held by her dad, Heriberto Velasco, Padrinos Gabriel Castaneda & Guadalupe

L-R: Andres & Brenda Velasco (padrinos), Fr B, Paulina, Maria de Jesus & Heriberto Ramirez (parents)

Juan Mendez & Olga (parents), Julian, Isidro (padrino)

Arely, Leonardo Alonso & Cecilia (padrinos)

Marriage Blessing of Lonny & Melanie, Ken & Miranda, Nov 17


Lonny - Scripture Reading

L-R: Amber, Ken, Miranda, Nick, Melanie,, Rosie

Exchange of Rings

Lonny, Melanie, Fr B, Miranda, Ken

Extended Family

Rite of Reception: Zac, Teresa (sponsor), Nov 15

"Receive the sign of the cross on your shoulders
that you may bear the gentle yolk of Christ."

"Receive the sign of the cross on your feet
that you may walk in the way of Christ."

servers: Milo and Matthew

Baptism of Natalie Teresa, November 7

L-R: Richard (grandfather & proxy for James), Judiann (godmother); Rosemary & Christopher Plass (parents)

family & friends

connecting with former friends

Presentation of Athalia, Nov 7

padrinos Mayra & Jose Luis

Rosie Cotton, Camano Island, Nov 2

Marianne & Greg

Tacos, Nov 1

Decree of Appointment


Pictures from Previous Months:

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

Mary Bloom Center Auction

(May 9, 2015)

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

Pictures from Visit to Peru (May 26 - June 10)

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

Piligrimage to Peru 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

Photos of Centennial Celebration

July 2013

World Youth Day 2013

(about 40 pictures in a slide show)

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013
(includes Men's Conference pictures)

February 2013

January 2013 (includes Fr. Thomas Nathe in Peru)

December 2012 (with pictures of Youth Delegation to Peru)

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012 (has pictures from Monroe Parade)

July 2012

Bell Tower Dedication

(July 15, 2012)

June 2012

May 2012

Mary Bloom Center Dinner & Silent Auction (May 12, 2012, Maltby Community Center)

April 2012

March 2012

January & February 2012 (Visit of Fr. Narciso Valencia)

Pictures from Peru (January - February 2012)

Major Robert D. Lindenau Tutoring Program

December 2011

40th Anniversary Celebration

L-R: Deacon Gene Vanderzanden, Fr. William Treacy, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Frs. Bloom & Valencia
(click on picture for more photos of the Anniversary Mass and reception)

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011 (before & after World Youth Day)

August 2011: World Youth Day

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

In a meeting with Archbishop Sartain, he greeted me as his "twin" and told me that people have confused us. One guy said to him, "Good to see you, Father." Archbishop Sartain said he didn't think too much about it because people sometimes call him, "Father." Later the guy came back, all apologies, saying, "I am sorry, Archbishop, I thought you were Father Bloom!" A person in Renton made the same mistake. Other people (perhaps with better eyesight) have said I look like I could be his uncle or older brother...
picture by Linda Mizokawa

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

Pictures from Peru
(October 2010)

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

Spring Clean-Up, 20 March 2010, Limpieza de Primavera

February 2010

January 2010

Landscaping Needs at St. Mary's

December 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe & Pastorela

Generations of Faith
(Religious Education Program)

November 2009

Pictures from Peru
(October 2009)

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009



Pictures from Visit to Peru (2008)

Visit to Monroe's Reptile Zoo

Blessing the New Home of Felipe & Maria

with gratitude to Mary Bloom Center donors

2015 Peru Mission Trip

Felipe's New Home

Blessing the New Home of Felipe & Maria

with gratitude to Mary Bloom Center donors